Kellaway leaving Financial Times after 31 years to teach
Lucy Kellaway, a columnist and associate editor for the Financial Times, is leaving the newspaper after 31 years to teach, reports Roy Greenslade of The Guardian.
Greenslade writes, “Kellaway’s columns, poking fun at modern corporate culture, have long been regarded as a jewel in the FT’s crown. Editor Lionel Barber describes her as ‘a unique voice for the business community.’
“Her invention of the character Martin Lukes, an egotistical and obnoxious business manager, attracted a huge audience and won Kellaway a columnist of the year award. She also turned the satirical column into a successful book.
“In her latest incarnation, ‘Dear Lucy,’ she acts as a business agony aunt attempting to solve problems sent by readers. She then broadcasts the columns on the BBC World Service.
“Kellaway will retain her links with the FT because she has agreed to contribute 12 pieces a year for the paper. She said: ‘You could say I’m having my cake and eating it because I will still write for the FT. After all, there are long school holidays.'”